The HP 15-BS020WM 15.6-inch laptop has received positive reviews for its easy setup, its touchscreen functionality, its great keyboard and responsive trackpad. Customers thought that the construction is good and durable feeling, and the modest performance was commendable overall. Criticism was directed towards the pre-installed bloatware that slowed the overall system down. Some were also disappointed by the screen’s resolution of 1366 x 768, wishing it was Full-HD. While it does offer a fairly decent overall performance, it does only have 4GB of RAM, so any heavy multitasking will lead to slow downs. The HP 15-BS020WM scores points for its touchscreen functionality, but be prepared for modest performances overall that are more suitable for casual use.
For simple day-to-day task handling and leisure use, the HP 15-BS020WM laptop will settle all your laptop needs if you are on a lower budget. It comes with a large, 1366 x 768 15.6-inch display that’s the perfect size for multimedia purposes, and the fact that it is a touchscreen is an added bonus.
When compared to the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6-inch, it does come off second best, however, with the Acer boasting a Full-HD display, remaining our top pick. Users thought that the chiclet-style keyboard is comfortable (it is sadly not backlit) and nice to use, and that the touchpad is responsive. The plastic construction seemed to be durable to most users and it weighs in at 5.3 pounds, which means it is light enough to carry to classes or the office.
The battery life is less than ideal for all day use, with PC Verge finding that it lasts around 4 hours and 39 minutes on their rundown tests. The HP 15-BS020WM has the Intel Pentium N3710 Processor and 4GB of RAM, both of which will allow you to carry out word processing, video watching and web browsing quite easily, although do expect some slow downs when you have multiple tabs running in your browser.
It comes with fairly standard connectivity, including one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, one HDMI port, an SD slot and an optical slot, and the slower 5400RPM 500GB HDD will ensure that you don’t run out of storage space.
- Basic task handling
- Good keyboard and trackpad
- Only 720p resolution
- Limited multitasking
HP’s 15-BS020WM is great for multimedia consumption thanks to its large touchscreen display, but expect a humble performance that is only suited to basic computing and task handling.
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- Weight: 4 lbs
- Processor: Intel Pentium N3710 1.6GHz
- Display Size: 15.6 inch
- RAM: 4GB DDR3
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
|Processor||Intel Pentium N3710 1.6GHz [View Benchmarks]|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 620 [View Benchmarks]|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home|
|Battery Life||6 hours|
|Hard Drive 1||500 HDD|
|Display Size||15.6 inch|
|Display Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Connectivity||1 x USB 3.0 | 2 x USB 2.0 | HDMI | Bluetooth | Wi-Fi|
|Additional Features||Multi-in-1 card reader|
|Dimension (LxWxH)||14.9 x 10 x 0.9|